Now people can say what they want about Buffalo, NY, but there is one thing no one can contest- the food. There are so many places to eat, so many different foods to choose from- one can have a hard time figuring out. Just in case you’re in need of a little assistance, I’ll share with you my top five favorite places to eat in the “Lo”.

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    Wegmans Market Café.

    Locations across Western New York

    Now you may be wondering, why would a grocery store make the list, but you can’t knock it until you try it. Wegman’s café is your typical fast food place, but 10x better. From their delicious subs made to order, to their sushi bar and Chinese food buffet, anything you’re in the mood for, Wegman’s Café has it. The best thing about it is most everything cost under $10 and you can grocery shop while you’re at it. So the next time a friend comes in town, or you’re just stumped on what to eat, keep in mind these great choices, you surely won’t be disappointed! [Website]

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    Black & Blue Steak and Crab

    5493 Sheridan Drive, Buffalo

    This Steak and Seafood restaurant in Williamsville is known for just that. I have gone to several birthday dinners here, and I believe Black & Blue is the perfect place for such. The ambiance is dark and sophisticated and the servers are always helpful. I recommend the crab & lobster fondue, the most scrumptious appetizer, big enough to share with a few. A little on the expensive side, but well worth it. [Website]

    Black and Blue Steak and Crab
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    Bar Louie

    Bar Louie is a fun sports bar/eatery located at the Walden Galleria Mall. Location plays a big part for me in this choice. They have good happy hours and stay open until 2am during the weekdays. They’re the makers of my favorite drink the Pon Peche, a lovely peach martini with a silent kick! Bar Louie is perfect for drinks after a movie or a few hours of shopping.[Website]

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    This is the answer to Olive Garden (Sorry folks!). Carrabbas is a great Italian grill in Amherst, serving some of the best Italian dishes straight from Italy. My personal favorite the homemade Sicilian chicken soup and Lasagna always leave my belly full and a smile on my face. That particular meal is less than $20, leaving a little extra change in my pockets as well. [Website]

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    It’s located in the heart of Elmwood St., with a vast menu to pick from. One of my favorite things to get is the seafood omelet, which luckily for me is available all day. It’s great for first dates or meeting a client for business or even a late night snack, seeing as they stay open until 1am. Best of all their fairly inexpensive and the service is wonderful. [Website]